Shatter is one of the best ways to enjoy weed. it contains high levels of THC that should fire up the atmosphere in your place. Did you know that shatter can be made at home? You will only need a few materials and some DIY-methods to make. That’s why we will be teaching you the basics of how to make shatter at home.
Making shatter is quite fun and enjoyable, you can easily incorporate your favorite marijuana strain whenever you try to make one. Also, shatter is pretty simple and easy to make. Why not make it at your home, right? In this article, we’ll first discuss what shatter is all about and how to make shatter at home. Read down below!
Introduction to Shatter
In recent years, the use of shatter gained popularity. It is because shatter is a type of cannabis concentrate that contains around 80% to 90% of THC levels. That means you get to enjoy cannabis at its most potent state. There are a lot of cannabis concentrates that are sold in the market today, but we’ll be focusing more on the shatter alone.
Shatter got its names from its final form wherein it has amber-gold in a color that usually shatters when pressure is put on. Just like a normal glass, when a pressure is put on the surface, it shatters, that’s the part where it got its name. Also, shatter takes in a lot of formation depending on how you want it, from its sticky consistency to glass-like structure, you are sure to enjoy different kinds of textures.
When making shatter, it is recommended to have the most potent strain, this is because you are extracting all the sought-after chemical compounds found in a marijuana strain. From cannabinoids, terpenes, and many more. Be sure to have your favorite marijuana strain in your stash when planning to make shatter at home.
How to make shatter at home should be taken into consideration about the environment. Be sure to have a clutter-free environment to work with and for an additional measure, have a friend who knows how to make one avoid having a bad shatter. Without further ado, let’s start!
For this article, we’ll be discussing the popular method used on how to make shatter at home. the BHO-extraction method.
Before we start, it is important to gather all the necessary equipment and materials to have smooth cooking.
Caution: Making shatter at home without any professional experience and a safe lab to work with is dangerous. Be sure to follow this guide thoroughly to avoid injuries and fire outbreaks. People from all walks of life have encountered dangerous situations when it comes to making shatter at home, even injuries! So, a little bit of extra care goes a long way!
- 1 to 3 ounces of cannabis
- Extraction tube
- 2 Butane Canisters
- Double Boiler or Electric Range
- Parchment Paper
- Purging Kit
Cooking and preparation time: the entire process of making shatter is around 1 to 2 hours depending on what extraction method you chose. However, for this project, we’ll be using the BHO extraction method which is good for around 1 to 2 hours.
Steps on How to Make Shatter at Home
Step 1: Grind your cannabis until they are fine. In this way, cannabis is much easier to purge compared to ungrounded ones. it doesn’t necessarily mean that it should be in their powdered state, just tear them to bits. For making this, you could skip the grinder or blender, scissors is more than enough.
After they are turned into bits of pieces, let them settle and dry. If your cannabis bits are too fresh, the butane might have a hard time purging them.
Step 2: get your cannabis clippings and fill them in onto the extraction tube. You make sure that they are tight enough inside. We highly recommend avoiding any air pockets. Remember that we are dealing with butane here, highly flammable substance.
An ounce of cannabis bits is good enough for one extraction tube that yields a good amount of shatter.
Step 3: we’ll be dealing with flammables. We highly recommend doing this in a well-ventilated area and without combustible materials around, any spark could easily ignite the butane. By doing this outside, you are minimizing the chance of any accidents.
In this step, you’ll be utilizing one whole bottle of butane canister. The ratio should be, one canister of butane equals one vacuum tube and an ounce of cannabis. The extraction tube has two sides, one for filtering and the other one has a little hole. The other one with the opening is the place where your canister injects into.
Before we start, place the filtered end over the Pyrex dish and try to unload the canister. Keep it going until the canister is unfilled. Once done, you will witness that a greenish or brown liquid will start to cover the entire Pyrex, this is the start of the remnants of the shatter. Be careful, use safety gloves when doing this, and please do it outside. You will be fine if you just follow it.
Step 4: the next step is evaporating the butane. Evaporating the butane is a risky method. that’s why it is important to have an electric range rather than a gas range. We highly recommend that if you don’t have an electric range, just postpone your shatter making. Although using electric range comes with risks, it is quite safer for this compared to a gas range.
Now, fill your double boiler or electric range and place the Pyrex on top of it. this process will start the evaporation process and evaporate butane from your shatter.
When doing this step, be sure to have your safety masks on, butane is dangerous to inhale. A double boiler will evaporate every butane.
Once the hash oil stops bubbling, the evaporation process is done!
Step 5: the next step is vacuum purging. This is best done in a well-ventilated area or your dirty kitchen outside. We recommend buying a vacuum purge kit in a reputable store.
The instruction on how to use the vacuum purge kit varies from type and brand. Be sure to read the manual.
Now purge your shatter, we’re almost done now.
Step 6: After you are done vacuuming the last bits, it should be complete by now. Let the shatter rest and allow it to cool. Scrape the BHO onto the parchment paper provided and let it rest and cool down. If you want to cool it faster, place it onto a freezer. Congratulations! You are done. And that’s how to make shatter at home!
Knowing how to make shatter at home is quite dangerous if you don’t have any professional expertise. But in our way, just follow the steps thoroughly and you’ll get the job done safely.
Shatter is a good way to enjoy flavorful and overpowering types of cannabis, but that doesn’t mean you should skip safety precautions when trying to make one. Always be extra careful when associating yourself with these flammable compounds.